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ALG's Daily Grind - Liberals Wrong about Dave Brat on Fannie, Freddie 


June 13, 2014

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Mother Jones shoots and misses at Dave Brat on Fannie, Freddie
Did government cause the financial crisis? Dave Brat thinks so.

House Republican leadership: Where are the conservatives?
Wanted: Conservative House leadership candidates.

Obama national monument designations destroy communities, extinguish mining claims
On May 21, Obama declared the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks region of New Mexico, nearly 500,000 acres, a national monument—his eleventh such designation so far.

Pethokoukis: Team Obama says, Sorry, America, the 'new normal' may be here to stay
"US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said the US GDP growth rate, adjusted for inflation, is now projected to run a little above 2 percent a year. That would be a significant downshift from the 3.4 percent average growth rate from the end of World War II until 2007."



ALG - Jobs data, weak growth send mixed signals 


June 6, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement on the latest jobs numbers:


"Today's jobs report remains out of sync with the overall economic situation.  While the reported numbers would indicate lackluster economic growth, even this level of job growth is incongruent with the 1 percent drop in the GDP our economy experienced in the first quarter."


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ALG's Daily Grind - Did House leaders embrace the budget deal before they ever saw it? 


Dec. 13, 2013

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Did House leaders embrace the budget deal before they ever saw it?
Sen. Jeff Sessions on budget deal: "this bill clearly and unequivocally undermines the ability of the Senate to maintain agreed-upon statutory spending limits… Perhaps the House didn't understand what the impact would be."

HHS Inspector General: The right man for the job
Sometimes the exact right person is in the exact right place at the exact right time. The current inspector general of Health and Human Services is exactly the right man to investigate the agency.

On selfies and Shackleton
Leadership can mean many things to many people, but its absence is obvious, as it was with President Barack Obama, Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and British Prime Minister David Cameron snapping a "selfie" Tuesday like teenagers at a rock concert. U.S. energy boom helps grease manufacturing's spinning wheels
"The heavily chronicled shale boom that has propelled U.S. oil production to historical peaks also may be greasing the wheels of manufacturing, which suffered for years as production moved to cheaper havens overseas."


ALG's Daily Grind - Will Obamcare enrollment exceed expectations? 


Dec. 9, 2013

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Will Obamcare enrollment exceed expectations?
Gallup: 63 percent of those without health insurance — out of a total of 58 million — plan on getting it rather than paying a fine under the health care law's individual mandate.

Unemployment rate is meaningless
If the unemployment rate drop from 7.3 percent down to 7 percent is actually meaningful, the Federal Reserve should immediately end its bond-buying program, called "quantitative easing."

The tyranny of branding
Has anyone noticed that your brand has replaced yourself?

Kudlow: The challenge is growth, not inequality
"[Obama's] idea that the defining challenge of our time is to reduce income inequality is completely wrong. In truth, the defining challenge is to restore more rapid economic growth, create substantially more jobs, and significantly reduce unemployment."


ALG's Daily Grind - Are millennials really dumping Obama? 


Dec. 6, 2013

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Are millennials really dumping Obama?
Harvard study: While younger voters' attitudes may be shifting slightly against Obama, that is not necessarily pointing to a conservative or Republican surge per se. They may be disappointed with Obama, but they like Republicans even less.

Alternative education shows progress
Charter schools and voucher programs across the nation have simply worked. In Washington D.C., over 1,600 low-income children participate in the district's voucher program at a 91 percent graduation rate, which is a stark contrast when compared to the 41 percent rate of those not participating in the program.

Why fast food workers should really protest
If Americans take to the streets, as they arguably should, they should be demanding not a higher minimum wage but leadership with clarity, optimism and regard for individual initiative that inspired prosperity in generations past.

Coy: Sorry, the U.S. growth surge is just a blip
"Producing more stuff doesn't help if you can't sell it, and that was the problem with the U.S. economy last quarter.